U2 just announced their upcoming, nostalgia-filled ‘Joshua Tree’ tour. The album, released in 1987, is about to turn 30. Here’s the full itinerary (with tour promo video afterwards).
05/12 Vancouver, BC @ BC Place Stadium *
05/14 Seattle, WA @ Century Link Field *
05/17 San Francisco, CA @ Levi’s Stadium *
05/20 Pasadena, CA @ Rose Bowl #
05/24 Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium #
05/26 Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium #
06/03 Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field #
06/07 Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field #
06/08-11 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
06/11 Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium ^
06/14 Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium ^
06/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field #
06/20 Washington, DC @ FedEx Field #
06/23 Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre #
06/25 Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium #
06/28 East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium #
07/01 Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium ^
07/08 London, UK @ Twickenham $
07/12 Berlin, Germany @ Olympic Stadium $
07/15 Rome, Italy @ Olympic Stadium $
07/18 Barcelona, Spain @ Olympic Stadium $
07/22 Dublin, Ireland @ Croke Park $
07/25 Paris, France @ Stade De France $
07/29 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Amsterdam Arena $
08/01 Brussels, Belgium @ Stade Roi Baudouin $
* with Mumford & Sons
# opened by the Lumineers
^ with OneRepublic
$ opened by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
The tour, which is sure to draw a large number of nostalgic fans, includes a headlining set at Bonnaroo. In each set, the band will play the entire album, in order. That format has been done a few times before, including by Nas. The rapper just recently embarked on an ‘Illmatic’ commemorative string of dates, playing the seminal album front to finish.
That’s great news for core fans, and longtime U2 followers of course know every track. And die-hards are probably willing to pay top dollar for this gig. Newer fans, including children of said longtime fans, will probably enjoy the classics played live. Remarkably, the group’s anchor hits will be played by pretty much the exact same lineup. Same guys, just a little more weathered.
Here’s a quick promotional video of the commemorative tour.